robertisenberg

How to Ride a Bike in Pittsburgh: 8

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Random Pittsburgh 007

You will venture into bad neighborhoods. Above all, show no fear. Belong to the street. Gaze ahead. Breathe hard and loud. Unfurl your lock and click it into place with purposeful movements. Stretch like a yogi, arms out, like you own the place. Nod to everybody, no matter how young or wrinkled or angry. Convince yourself you grew up here – in that house, over there, where the green plastic awning is half torn off, and two grizzly women perch on their lawn chairs, puking cigarette smoke from their vulcanized faces. Nod to them, too, even if they just stare, because you’re ruining their view of the closed antique shop armored in a quincunx gate.

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